4th January 2001




School pupils from Nottinghamshire will get an impression of what student life is all about when they visit the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside over the next two weeks.


Over 400 pupils from Mansfield, Hucknall, Sutton-in-Ashfield and Selston will take part in a series of ACE Days (Aiming for a College Education) which are designed to give school pupils a taste of how higher education works.


The taster days at the university’s Hull and Lincoln campuses will feature a range of interactive workshops, including ‘Parlez vous français?’ and ‘You the student!’,  which aim to show the pupils that learning can be fun.


“We will be giving the pupils a chance to get their hands on the latest technology available at the university, and we hope to open their eyes to the opportunities higher education can offer,” commented Jacqueline Mayer, education liaison manager at the university.


The programme of ACE Days at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside is part-funded by the North Nottinghamshire TEC.


The full programme is as follows:


Tuesday 9th Jan               Matthew Holland School, Selston                     Hull

Wednesday 10th Jan        Meden School, Mansfield                                 Hull     

Thursday 11th Jan            Sutton Centre, Sutton-in-Ashfield                      Hull

Friday 12th Jan                Sherwood Hall School, Mansfield                     Hull


Monday 15th Jan Garibaldi School, Mansfield                              Lincoln

Tuesday 16th Jan             Holgate School, Hucknall                                  Lincoln

Wednesday 17th Jan        Rufford Comprehensive, Edwinstowe    Lincoln

Thursday 18th Jan            Sherwood Hall School, Mansfield                     Lincoln

Friday 19th Jan                Queen Elizabeth Upper School, Mansfield         Lincoln


Photo opportunities will be made available to members of the press who require them.

For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside (tel: 01522 886042)

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk


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